Disney World Workers are too poor to afford permanent housing

April 28, 2014 - News

“..Many workers at Disney World, the area’s largest employer, only earn Florida’s minimum wage, $8.03 an hour. According to the Associated Press, that low salary puts most apartments in surrounding Osceola County beyond the financial reach of the workers. The county doesn’t operate homeless shelters, leaving 1,216 families with no choice but to shack up in the low-budget motels located throughout the area…”

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1955 – $1

1965 – $4

1975 – $6

1985 – $16.50

1995 – $33

2005 – $56

2009 – $62 (3-9) $72 (10+)

2013 – $81 (3-9) $87 (10+)
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